Monday, 25th March 11:38pm

Help to Buy – Equity loans and how they work

The government’s Help to Buy scheme announced in the recent budget has extended the availability of Equity Loans to all buyers of new-build homes. 

Saturday, 23rd March 12:12am

Help to Buy – how the budget plans will help


Saturday, 23rd March 12:05am

Help to Buy - Budget promises help for homebuyers but no change to stamp duty

But it’s ‘jam tomorrow’ for homeowners who want to buy an existing property rather than a new one, as the part of the package intended to help them will not come into operation until January next year. 

Monday, 18th March 06:16pm

Signs of growth in house sales as mortgage lending figures show January increase

Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show lending for house purchase reached its highest January total in five years.

Friday, 15th March 10:51pm

What is meant by 'Permitted Development'?


Friday, 15th March 03:15pm

Don’t lose the plot – checking title plans before buying a house

When buying any property, buyers should always take care to check that the title plan correctly shows what they think they are purchasing.

Friday, 8th March 08:55pm

New Land Registry advice on joint home ownership

 The Land Registry has recently published a guide for Conveyancing Solicitors, jointly with the Law Society, advising on joint home ownership.

Monday, 4th March 05:21pm

House prices rise in 2013 – but not for the whole country

There has been a small average increase in home prices, according to latest figures from both the Land Registry and Nationwide Building Society.